Our firm has over three decades of experience representing victims of highway collisions in Queens, the Bronx, and Brooklyn, as well as throughout Nassau and Suffolk Counties.



Pedestrian Accident

$1.1 Million

Our client was injured in a pedestrian accident.

Car Accident


Our client was injured while being a passenger in a car that was struck.

Slip & Fall


Our client was injured in a slip and fall accident.

Construction Accident


Our client was injured after being involved in a forklift accident.

Construction Accident


Our client was injured in a construction accident at a housing development.


Truck Accidents in New York City

When a commercial driver operates a large tractor-trailer carelessly, the results are often tragic for others on the road. If you or someone close to you has been hurt in a truck crash in New York, the diligent Queens truck accident lawyers at The Cassisi Law Firm are ready to help you explore whether you should file a claim.

We can devise a strategy tailored to your specific case aimed at enhancing your chances of securing compensation.

Call The Cassisi Law Firm at 718-441-5050 or contact us online for a free consultation. We do not collect any attorneys’ fees unless/until we recover compensation for you.

The Leading Causes of Truck Accidents

In 2012, there were over 294,000 vehicle crashes in New York, resulting in 1,163 fatalities and over 169,000 injuries. Trucks can be up to 20 times the weight of a passenger vehicle, so a collision can be devastating to the smaller vehicle’s occupants.

Accident data compiled by the New York State Department of Motor Vehicles showed that the top five factors leading to large tractor-trailer crashes were related to human error and included:

Other common causes of truck accidents include:

  • Drunk driving
  • Speeding
  • Unsafe or unlawful passing
  • Hours-of-service violations
  • Trucking industry regulation violations
  • Overloaded/improperly loaded cargo
  • Defective trucks/truck parts
  • Poor weather conditions
  • Defective roadways or traffic control signals
  • Third-party negligence, including other negligent motorists on the road

If you believe you were injured or your loved one was killed due to the negligence of another person or party, get in touch with our team today to learn more about filing a personal injury or wrongful death claim. Our Queens truck accident lawyers are well-versed in federal and state trucking regulations, negligence law, and catastrophic injury litigation. Our team of Queens truck accident lawyers are ready to fight tirelessly for you and your recovery, even if that means taking your case to trial.

How to File a Truck Accident Claim in New York

When a crash happens, an injured person should consider filing a negligence lawsuit.

This can lead to compensation for the victim’s harm if four key elements can be shown:

  • Duty
  • Breach of duty
  • Causation
  • Damages

Like anyone else on the road, truck drivers must operate their vehicles with reasonable care. Companies and drivers also must obey regulations designed to ensure the safety of those around them. Failing to comply with traffic rules or industry regulations might be considered a breach of the duty of care.

What Damages Are Available in Truck Accident Claims?

If a victim can link careless conduct, such as driver fatigue or unsafe lane changes, to their injuries, many types of damages may be available.

Damages in a truck accident claim may include (but are not limited to):

  • Medical expenses
  • Lost wages
  • Pain and suffering
  • Property damage to a vehicle
  • Lost earning capacity
  • Future medical costs and lost earnings

When someone dies in a truck accident that results from negligence, the personal representative of the deceased’s estate can file a wrongful death claim and recover damages on behalf of certain surviving family members and loved ones.

Damages in a wrongful death case may include:

  • Medical expenses associated with the deceased’s final treatment and care
  • Conscious pain and suffering endured by the deceased before death
  • Funeral/burial costs
  • Lost income, wages, and benefits
  • The value of household/childcare services provided by the deceased
  • Loss of love, companionship, consortium, support, and guidance

Enlist an Experienced Accident Lawyer to Protect Your Rights

Lawsuits against trucking companies can get complicated. The Queens truck accident lawyers at The Cassisi Law Firm are dedicated to holding commercial drivers and their employers responsible when their carelessness harms innocent victims.

We answer calls 24/7 and can come to you if your injuries prevent you from traveling to our office. We offer legal services in English, Spanish, and Italian to better serve clients within our community. Make sure to check out our client testimonials as well as our case results to see what everyone is saying.

If you have been hurt or lost a loved one in a truck crash, contact us at 718-441-5050 or use our online form to set up a free, confidential consultation.


Real People, Real Stories

The best of the best! I truly don’t know what I would do without the advice and guidance of John Cassisi and his law firm. I trust them implicitly and time and time again they have come through for my family and I and have helped us tremendously. I am forever grateful for everything they have done for us. If you need a firm you can trust that yields successful top notch results, look no further.

– Harriet D

The Cassisi Law Firm is a highly professional caring Lawfirm. My entire family has been clients of John Cassisi for over twentyfive years. He has become part of my family in many ways. I would recommend his firm to anyone and have. John Cassini always has his clients best interests at heart. Sincerely, The Adolino Family.

– Craig Adolino

My experience with TCLF was nothing but positive. My case was given individualized attention and Mr. Cassisi and his staff were extremely kind. When going through an already difficult time, knowing that my case was being handled by an attorney I could trust had my best interest in mind was very comforting.

– Latchmee Ramnarine

After a traffic accident it’s hard to know what to do or where to turn. I am so thankful for this law firm for their diligence and excellent consultation. The entire staff and professional lawyers came to my aid and helped me to navigate these dangerous waters of accident recovery and litigation. If you want top level service and the outcome you deserve these are the lawyers for you. They’re the best period.

– Askia Richen